BDLive-Turistler ölümcül bomba patlamasından sonra Türkiye’den kaçıyor
Tourists avoid Turkey after deadly bomb blasts
BY ECE TOKSABAY AND NEVZAT DEVRANOGLU TEMMUZ 28 2016, 12:30
ANKARA — The number of foreigners visiting Turkey plummeted more than 40% in June, official data showed on Thursday, marking the biggest drop in at least 22 years as tension with Russia and a series of deadly bombings kept tourists away.
Tourist arrivals fell 40.86% year-on-year in June, with 2.44-million people arriving during the month, data from the Tourism Ministry showed. It was the biggest drop on record, according to the data, which goes back to 1994.
The previous record was set in May, when tourist arrivals fell 34.7%. Tourism has been hit hard by tension with Moscow after Turkey shot down a Russian jet over Syria in 2015. While Ankara and Moscow have recently started to rebuild ties, tourist arrivals from Russia dropped 87% in the first six months of the year, the data showed.